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Associate Degree Requirements -
General Education Policy

 

Philosophy Statement

The faculty of Portland Community College affirms that a prime mission of the college is to aid in the development of educated citizens. Ideally, such citizens possess:

    • understanding of their culture and how it relates to other cultures
    • appreciation of history both from a global perspective and from a personal perspective, including an awareness of the role played by gender and by various cultures
    • understanding of themselves and their natural and technological environments
    • ability to reason qualitatively and quantitatively
    • ability to conceptually organize experience and discern its meaning
    • aesthetic and artistic values
    • understanding of the ethical and social requirements of responsible citizenship

Such endeavors are a lifelong undertaking. The General Education component of the associate degree programs represent a major part of the college's commitment to that process.

Categories and Requirements

Candidates for any of the Associate of Applied Science and Associate of General Studies degree programs must include 18-quarter hours of General Education as part of the minimum quarter hours required for each degree. The General Education credits must come from the following categories:

  1. Arts and Humanities (See Appendix I)
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences and Computer Studies

The 18 hours must include at least one course from each category and no more than 9 hours from any one category. In order to insure the breadth of learning, which is the cornerstone of the General Education requirements, the following limitations apply:

  1. Courses taken to satisfy the basic college competencies in com- position and mathematics will not be accepted.
  2. No more than two courses may come from program prerequisites or from courses required by specific programs.*

*Note: Because of these restrictions, it is possible that a course is acceptable as General Education for some students while it is not accept- able for others. Degree candidates who are unsure of how the General Education Policy applies to their individual cases are responsible for seeking help from an advisor or counselor.

See the General Education Course List at the end of this policy for a complete listing of courses which satisfy the General Education requirement.

The complete and official list of courses approved as General Education courses is maintained by the Curriculum/General Education Committee of the Educational Advisory Council. Courses will be added to the list in the following manner:

Criteria for General Education Course Approval

The criteria listed below were established for general education course approval. General Education courses must:

  1. Reflect the breadth and scope of the philosophy statement;
  2. Be transferable and parallel* to at least two members of the Oregon University System;
  3. Allow enrollment for students from any program although General Education courses may have prerequisites;
  4. Demonstrate academic rigor and require significant student preparation outside of class;
  5. Incorporate substantial student evaluation and require stu- dents to demonstrate literacy in the dominant language of the course;
  6. Include a wide spectrum of concepts and various theoretical models. They must examine the relationship of the material to other disciplines and reflect historical perspective;
  7. Be designed to develop the student's ability to examine, evaluate, and make critical comparisons of concepts relevant to the discipline.

*The term Parallel is defined as meeting any two of the following criteria:

  1. Courses have been adopted as part of the Oregon University System/ community college common course numbering effort.
  2. Duplicate courses are or have been offered by an Oregon University System institution within the previous four-year period.
  3. Content is similar in level and depth of investigation to that covered in other disciplines at the lower division level.
  4. The course is generally recognized as a lower-division course on a regional or national basis.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE LIST

General Education List for Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies and Associate of Science Degrees:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

ART 101, 102, 103 Introduction to Art

ART 115, 116, 117 Basic Design

ART 131 Introduction to Drawing

ART 141 Introduction to Photography (Non-darkroom)

ART 142 Introduction to Photography (Darkroom)

ART 143 Photography II

ART 181 Introduction to Painting

ART 204, 205, 206 History of Western Art

ART 207, 208, 209 History of Asian Art

ART 210 Women in Art

ART 211, 212, 213 Modern Art History

ART 231 Drawing

ART 237 Life Drawing

ART 253 Ceramics I

ART 256 Ceramics II

ART 277 Life Painting

ART 281 Painting

ART 284 Watercolor I

ART 287 Watercolor II

ART 293 Sculpture

ART/WLD 295 Sculpture: Welding II

ASL 101, 102, 103, 150, 151, 201, 202, 203, 250, 251 American Sign Language

D 251 Introduction to Dance

D 260 Dance Improvisation and Composition

ENG 104, 105, 106 Introduction to Literature

ENG 107, 108, 109 World Literature: Western

ENG 195, 196, 197 Film as Literature

ENG 201, 202, 203 Shakespeare

ENG 204, 205, 206 Survey of English Literature

ENG 207, 208, 209 World Literature: Asian

ENG 211 Contemporary African Literature

ENG 212 Biography

ENG 213 Literature of the Americas

ENG 214 Literature of the Northwest

ENG 222 Images of Women in Literature

ENG 240 Introduction to Native American Literature

ENG 250 Introduction to Folklore and Mythology

ENG 253, 254, 255 Survey of American Literature

ENG 256, 257, 258 African-American Literature

ENG 260 Introduction to Women Writers

ENG 261 Literature of Science Fiction

ENG 265 International Political Poetry

ENG 275 Bible as Literature

ENL 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162, 164, 166, 168, 250, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 260, 262, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 272 English as a Non-Native Language

FR 101, 102, 103, 150, 151 First-Year French

FR 201, 202, 203, 250, 251 Second-Year French

FR 255, 256, 257 Accelerated French

FR 260A, 261A, 262A French: Culture

FR 270A, 271A, 272A Readings in French Literature

FR 290A, 291A, 292A French: Composition

GER 101, 102, 103, 150, 151 First-Year German

GER 201, 202, 203, 250, 251 Second-Year German

GER 255, 256, 257 Accelerated German

GER 260A, 261A, 262A German: Culture

GER 270A, 271A, 272A Readings in German Literature

GER 290A, 291A, 292A German: Composition

HUM 106 British Life and Culture

HUM 201 Humanities & Technology: Exploring Origins

HUM 202 Humanities & Technology: Contemporary Issues

HUM 203 Humanities & Technology: Future Directions

HUM 204 African History

HUM 205 African Literature

HUM 206 African Art

HUM 221 Leadership Through the Classics

HUM 230 Transformations of Myth Through Time

JPN 101, 102, 103, 150, 151 First-Year Japanese

JPN 201, 202, 203, 250, 251 Second-Year Japanese

JPN 260A, 261A, 262A Japanese: Culture

MUS 105 Music Appreciation

MUS 106 Opera Appreciation

MUS 110 Fundamentals of Music

MUS 201A, 202, 203 Introduction to Music & Its Literature

MUS 205 Introduction to Jazz History

MUS 206 Introduction to the History of Rock Music

MUS 207 Introduction to the History of Folk Music

MUS 208, 209, 210 African-American Music

PHL 191 Language & the Layout of Argument

PHL 193 Evaluation of Practical Argument

PHL 195 Critical Thinking: Science & the Occult

PHL 197 TV & the Presentation of Reality

PHL 201, 202 Introduction to Philosophy

PHL 204 Philosophy of Religion

PHL 205 Biomedical Ethics

PHL 208 Political Philosophy

PHL 209 Business Ethics

PHL 221 Symbolic Logic

PHL 222 Elementary Aesthetics

RUS 101, 102, 103, 150, 151 First-Year Russian

RUS 201, 202, 203, 250, 251 Second-Year Russian

RUS 262R Russian Culture in Russia

RUS 270A, 271A, 272A Readings in Russian Literature

SP 100 Introduction to Speech Communication

SP 111, 112, 113 Fundamentals of Speech

SP 140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication

SP 227 Non-verbal Communication

SPA 101, 102, 103, 150, 151 First-Year Spanish

SPA 201, 202, 203, 250, 251 Second-Year Spanish

SPA 255, 256, 257 Accelerated Spanish

SPA 260A, 261A, 262A Spanish: Culture

SPA 260M Spanish Culture (Mexico)

SPA 270A, 271A, 272A Readings in Spanish Literature

SPA 290, 291, 292 Spanish: Composition

TA 101 Theater Appreciation

WR 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246 Creative Writing

WS 101 Intro to Women's Studies

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

ATH 101, 102, 103 General Anthropology

ATH 207, 208, 209 Cultural Anthropology

ATH 210 Selected Topics in Enthnography

ATH 211, 212, 213 Introduction to Field Archeology

ATH 214, 215, 216 Human Environments

ATH 230 Native Americans of Oregon

ATH 231 Native Americans of the Northwest

ATH 232 Native North Americans

EC 115 Outlines of Economics

EC 200, 201, 202, 203 Principles of Economics

EC 216 Introduction to Labor Economics

EC 230 Contemporary World Economic Issues

GEO 105, 106, 107 Introduction to Human Cultural Geography

GEO 202 Geography of Europe

GEO 206 Geography of Oregon

GEO 208, 209 Physical Geography

GEO 210 The Natural Environment

GEO 214 Geography of Mexico

GEO 221 Field Geography

GEO 265 Introduction to GIS

GEO 290 Environmental Problems

HEC 226 Child Development

HST 101, 102, 103 Western Civilization

HST 104, 105, 106 History of Eastern Civilization

HST 201, 202, 203 History of the United States

HST 204, 205, 206 History of Women in the US

HST 218 Native American History

HST 220 Labor History

HST 225 History of Women, Sex and the Family

HST 240 Oregon's Social History

HST 246, 247 Religion in the United States

HST 270 History of Mexico

HST 274, 275, 276 Afro-American History

HST 277 Oregon Trail

HST 278, 279 Russian History I, II

HST 285 The Holocaust

PS 201, 202 American Governments

PS 203 State and Local Government

PS 204 Comparative Political Systems

PS 205 International Relations

PS 211 Peace and Conflict

PS 220 American Foreign Policy and World Order

PS 225 Political Ideology

PSY 101 Psychology and Human Relations

PSY 201, 202, 203 General Psychology

PSY 201A, 202A, 203A General Psychology: Gender Perspectives

PSY 213 Brain, Mind & Behavior

PSY 214 Introduction to Personality

PSY 215 Human Development

PSY 216 Social Psychology

PSY 220 Psychology: Applied

PSY 222 Family and Intimate Relationships

PSY 231, 232 Human Sexuality

PSY 239 Intro to Abnormal Psychology

PSY 240 Interpersonal Awareness and Growth Techniques

SOC 204, 205, 206 General Sociology

SOC 213 Diversity In America

SOC 218 Sociology of Gender

SOC 223 Social Gerontology/Sociology of Aging

SOC 228 Introduction to Environmental Sociology

SOC 230 Introduction to Gerontology

SOC 232 Death and Dying

SOC 240 Sociology of Work and Leisure

WS 101 Introduction to Women's Studies

 

MATHEMATICS, NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, AND COMPUTER STUDIES

ASC 101 Natural Science Inquiry

BI 101, 102, 103 Biology

BI 121, 122 Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology I, II

BI 141 Habitats: Life of the Forest

BI 142 Habitats: Fresh Water Biology

BI 143 Habitats: Marine Biology

BI 200 Principles of Field Biology

BI 201, 202, 203 Botany

BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology

BI 222 Human Genetics

BI 231, 232, 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III

BI 234 Microbiology

CH 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry

CH 101 Inorganic Chemistry Principles

CH 102 Organic Chemistry Principles

CH 104, 105, 106, 201, 202, 203, 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry

CH 241, 242, 243 Organic Chemistry

CIS 120 Computer Concepts I

CIS 121 Computer Concepts II

CIS 122 Software Design

CS 251 Logical Structures

CS 252 Computational Structures

ESR 171 Environmental Sci: Biological Perspectives

ESR 172 Environmental Sci: Chemistry Perspectives

ESR 173 Environmental Sci: Geological Perspectives

G 201, 202 Physical Geology

G 203 Historical Geology

G 207 Introduction to Geology of the Pacific Northwest

G 208 Volcanoes and Their Activity

G 291 Elements of Rocks and Minerals

GS 101 Survey of Astronomy

GS 106 Physical Science: Geology

GS 107 Physical Science: Astronomy

GS 108 Physical Science: Oceanography

GS 109 Physical Science: Meteorology

MTH 108 Matrices

MTH 109 Conics

MTH 111A College Algebra for Liberal Arts

MTH 111B College Algebra for Business

MTH 111C College Algebra for Math, Science, and Engineering

MTH 112 Elementary Functions

MTH 116 Calculus Preparation

MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Math I, II, III

MTH 231 Elements of Discrete Mathematics I

MTH 241 Calculus for Management, Life and Social Science

MTH 243, 244 Statistics I, II

MTH 251 Calculus I

MTH 252 Calculus II

MTH 253 Calculus III

MTH 254 Vector Calculus I

MTH 256 Differential Equations

MTH 261 Applied Linear Algebra I

PHY 101 Fundamentals of Physics

PHY 121, 122, 123 Fundamentals of General Astronomy

PHY 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213 General Physics